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  1. What worries me is what else are they capable of?
  2. I'm not surprised to hear that.
  3. What was the plan to prevent some curious person or dog from being cut up by the rotors? I have a friend that flew electric RC planes. He suffered a horrible prop strike injury to his hand.
  4. What is the significance of this date? I never heard the rationale behind the "reinstatement."
  5. If "ifs and thens" were pots and pans, tinkers would have no work.
  6. I suspect the OP is not a world champion canopy coach.
  7. This. Hang in there and keep trying. There are plenty of people on here that have had a much harder time of it and gone on to be accomplished skydivers.
  8. I thought the contract was the parents' idea. If it's not the parents' idea, don't suggest it. skyderrill66 is correct. Your folks are in the driver's seat and you are in no place to be setting the terms. Your parents are being generous. Money is hard to come by for most people.
  9. First: Take advantage of your parents' offer. School is incredibly expensive and starting your post school life with less or even no debt will give you a head start that, at your age, you probably don't understand the magnitude of. It will mean a lot of money to you, especially early in life. Second: If you parents want your agreement on paper, that's even better. Things like that should be put on paper. Third: Forgive my cynicism, but your parents don't want you to skydive ever again. It has nothing to do with the reasons they gave you. They are expecting you to lose interest during the time that you are not jumping. They really do have your interest at heart, but they just don't understand what it is you are doing. Take their generous offer. You will make many more jumps in your lifetime because you did. You will also show your parents that they they were mistaken. I predict that in the future you will win them over and they will be very supportive of your chosen sport.
  10. Our politicians will get this fixed right away. Don't worry.
  11. "Detrick, cops say, admitted targeting the home because Guyette and his spouse "are Democrats and support Joe Biden," while he is a “Trump man.” A patrolman noted that Detrick's statement "leads me to believe this incident is politically motivated."
  12. Maybe, but at least you are still in class!! Well done.
  13. Hi Chris. I encourage you to try again. There are several people on this forum that have had the same experience, tried again, and gone on to be successful skydivers. One thing that has always helped me when I have had to do something scary was to make the decision to do it or not do it ahead of time. The idea is that I fully understand that when the time comes to do it, I will be in an irrational state of mind, and possibly even a full freakout. Make the decision on the ground the day of or even the day before with the understanding that when the time comes your mind will be telling you not to do it. Factor that freakout into your expectations. It's worked for me in the past.